Faculty Profile

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Robert Adelman

Chair and Associate Professor
Email adelman4@buffalo.edu


  • PhD, Sociology, University at Albany, 2001

Professional experience:

  • Associate Professor, Sociology, University at Buffalo

What mentoring means to me:

I have been involved with mentoring at UB for many years. I'm glad to assist with any number of academic and non-academic issues. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Minority Experiences

  • Mental health and/or abilities and related discrimination.
  • Racial, ethnic, cultural and/or religious minority status and related discrimination.

Personal Circumstances

  • Caregiving for children.
  • Caregiving for other loved ones.

Academic Culture

  • Considering a non-academic path after grad school.
  • Dealing with politics and conflict with faculty or peers.
  • Decoding and demystifying academic culture and norms.